This page highlights notable accomplishments and activities of current students –  including clinic cases, honors, awards, student events, media mentions, books published, fellowships received, and community service.  If you are a current student, we encourage you to submit story ideas and photos for inclusion on this page. If you have recently published an op-ed, were cited or quoted in the media, or published a paper, please tell us about it here. Student prizes are awarded annually.

Friday, May 5, 2023

Clinic Mobilizes to Confront Suspension in Commutations

Students in the Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic (CMIC) have responded to a pause in commutations by the state of Connecticut with multipronged efforts to build a coalition of local and national advocates to defend the commutation process.

Friday, May 5, 2023

The Legal Authority to Create a Special Tribunal — A Commentary by Oona Hathaway ’97 et al.

Oona A. Hathaway ’97 is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. Maggie Mills ’24 and Heather Zimmerman ’23 are students at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Two Students Receive 2023 Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Two Yale Law School students — the daughters of parents who immigrated to the United States from Somalia and India, respectively — have been named 2023 recipients of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.

Monday, April 24, 2023

The Rules of the Game

Two spring term classes use sports as a prism to delve into the ethical, philosophical, and leadership topics that undergird legal practice and systems.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Seven New Fellows Will Work in Human Rights

The Shell Center has announced that seven Yale Law students and recent graduates will receive Bernstein and Robina Fellowships for the 2023-24 academic year. Both support work in human rights.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Clinic Lawsuit Seeks Disclosure of Toxic Conditions at Uzbek Air Base

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School represents plaintiffs in a case seeking records of toxic conditions at an air base in Uzbekistan affecting American troops who served there.

Monday, April 3, 2023

Lawsuit Seeks Records of Toxic Exposures at Uzbek Air Base

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic has filed a lawsuit on behalf of veterans groups seeking records of toxic conditions blamed for sickening U.S. service members at an air base in Uzbekistan.